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Basic Skills for College Teaching Program Bibliography


Organizing for Teaching

Appleby, Drew C. The Compleat Syllabus. Unpublished manuscript. This is a very complete checklist of the elements of a syllabus. Contact FaCET for a copy. It is part of the print 'Syllabus Ideas' booklet (all other parts are available on-ine, see below).

Brookfield, S. (1990 or latest edition). The skillful teacher: On technique, trust and responsiveness in the classroom. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Pub.

Chickering, A. & Gamson, Z. (1987). Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education. AAHE Bulletin. Available online: http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/intranet/committees/FacDevCom/guidebk/teachtip/7princip.htm

Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching. (2005). Syllabus ideas: Helping students Make it to the top. Available online: http://www.wku.edu/teaching/booklets/

McKeachie, W. (1999 or latest edition). Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co. This is the classic text in the field.

Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology. Project Syllabus. This is a collection of peer reviewed syllabi. Available online: http://teachpsych.org/otrp/syllabi/index.php

RadioJames Objectives Builder. A tutorial that guides you through creating lesson objectives. Available online: http://www.radiojames.com/ObjectivesBuilder/

Activities for Learning

Bain, K. (2004). What the best college teachers do. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.

Duch, B. (2001). Writing problems for deeper understanding. In Duch, B., Groh, S., & Allen, D. (2001). The power of problem-based learning: A practical "how to" for teaching undergraduate courses in any discipline. Sterling, VA: Stylus Pub.

Duch, B., Groh, S., & Allen, D. (2001). The power of problem-based learning: A practical "how To" for teaching undergraduate courses in any discipline. Sterling, VA: Stylus Pub.

Gagne, R., Briggs, L., & Wager, W. (1992). Principles of instructional design, 4th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.

Gerlach, J. (1994). Is this collaboration? New Directions for Teaching & Learning, 59, 5-14.

Glassick, C., Huber, M. & Maeroff, G. (1997). Scholarship assessed: Evaluation of the professoriate. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Hertel, J. & Millis, B. (2002). Using simulations to promote learning in higher education: An introduction. Sterling, VA: Stylus Pub.

Johnson, D., Johnson, R., & Smith, K. (1991). Cooperative Learning: Increasing college faculty instructional productivity. ASHE-ERIC higher Education Report No. 4. Washington, D.C.: The George Washington University, School of Education and Human Development.

Silberman, M. (1996). Active learning: 101 strategies to teach any subject. Needham Heights, Mass: Allyn & Bacon.

Assessment for Learning

4Teachers. (2004). Rubistar 4 Teachers. Available online: http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php

Achacoso, M. & Svinicki, M. (Eds.) Alternative strategies for evaluating student learning. New Directions for Teaching & Learning, 100.

Centre for the Study of Higher Education. (no date.). 5 Practical Guides. Available online: http://www.cshe.unimelb.edu.au/assessinglearning/03/index.html

Eder, D. (2005). Undergraduate assessment and program review. Available online: http://www.siue.edu/~deder/assess/

Ory, J, & Ryan, K. (1993). Tips for improving testing and grading. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Pub.

Palomba, C. & Banta, T. (1999). Assessment essentials: Planning, implementing, and improving assessment in higher education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Inc.

University of Chattanooga. (2003). Designing Test Questions. Available online: http://www.utc.edu/Administration/WalkerTeachingResourceCenter/FacultyDevelopment/Assessment/test-questions.html

White, E. (1994). Teaching and assessing writing. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Inc.

Legal and Ethical Issues in Teaching

Fisch, L. (1996). Ethical dimensions of college and university teaching: Understanding and honoring the special relationship between teachers and students. New Directions for Teaching & Learning, 66.

Keith-Spiegel, P. Wittig, A., Perkins, D., Balogh, D. & Whitley, B. (1993). The ethics of teaching: A casebook. Muncie, IN: Ball State University.

Other Resources

See the FaCET website for other great resources such as a list of our library materials, access to our booklets on various teaching issues and some special use tools.


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